Planning a romantic cruise can be spurred by a honeymoon, anniversary, birthday, or other special occasion. To create the most memorable and adventurous event, a variety of cruise lines offer special packages, promotions, and amenities that will literally ‘stop time in love’ for the happy couple! Whether you’re looking for luxury suites outfitted with Egyptian robes, fresh chocolate and flowers delivered to your door, a romantic dinner at a high-profile restaurant, or the Captain to host your vow renewals, you’ll find everything at these top five luxury cruise lines.
Romance doesn’t have to stay onboard either; each cruise line offers packages and amenities at various destinations, post-cruise hotels, and other perks to continue your romantic excursion off ship. Take advantage of spa packages, commemorative gifts, and engraved champagne flutes for a vacation that will last a lifetime.
Here are just five of the top romantic cruises and packages available by the leading cruise lines:
Carnival cruise lines offers a variety of packages and destinations for the beginner and seasoned traveler. Top destination choices include the Bahamas, Eastern Caribbean, and Mexican Riviera, and can range from 1-15+ days. Carnival offers special packages on its fleet of ships including Carnival Libertyk, Miracle, Elation, Inspiration, and Sensation. If the wedding is shipboard, the ceremony may include a bridal bouquet, sparkling wine and champagne, a wedding cake, and transportation to and from the wedding site. Honeymoon packages provide bottles of sparkling Korbel wine with etched Honeymoon Champagne flutes. Anniversary cruise packages offer sparkling Korbel wine and Anniversary etched champagne flutes. Other highlights are Vow renewals perfomed by the Captain in a ship lounge or Wedding Chapel, as well as special Proposal opportunities. You’ll need to check with your ship’s planner for details and services, as these will vary by cruise ship.
Celebrity ruises range from ports in Barbados, Grand Cayman Islands, San Juan, St. Thomas, and Vancouver. Wedding ceremonies are not approved on these ships, but wedding packages and celebrations definitely are! Celebrity offers ‘A Wedding For You’ customized package that is organized well in advance, and its fleet of ships include the Century, Infinity, Horizon, Summit, and Millennium. Honeymoon and Anniversary packages offer breakfast in bed, champagne with engraved flutes, flowers, and chocolate delivered to the suite. Deluxe and premium upgrades are also available that offer premium wine and champagne selections, as well as special dinner arrangements and spa treatments. Vow renewals are also available and can be customized with cake, flowers, photographs, and other gifts.
Norweigan Cruise Line
Norweigan cruise lines do offer onboard weddings, and these are hosted by the ship’s Captain. Celebrations and receptions are of course part of wedding packages, and Norweigan cruise lines offers luncheons and catering of five-course meals. The wdding line packages offer premium photography, onsite weddings at beaches, gardens, and islands, and the official Norweigan ‘Wedding Experience.’ Honeymoon packages offer champagne, cake, and romantic dinners at the signature restaurants, as well as upgrades for spa, photography, and breakfast in bed. Deluxe packages offer upgrades to premium services, wine, and food selections, and vow renewal programs differ on each ship. Norweigan’s fleet of ships include the Crown, Dream, Jewel, Star, Wind and Pride of Aloha. Norweigan Cruise Lines also offers a Turnkey Wedding Package that lest you enjoy a small ceremony of up to 15 guests complete with decorations, champagne, snacks, and a two-tiered wedding cake! The convenience and selection process is simple and enables the bride and groom to count on Norweigan’s excellent party-planning for all of the details!
Royal Caribbean Cruise Line
Cruises with the Royal Caribbean are exceptional and tasteful. This line offers four premium wedding packages full of luxurious amenities and valuable gifts! Wedding ceremonies onboard are allowed, and charges vary depending on length, location, and ship. Vow renewals are also offered, and include the ship’s host offering music, flowers, and personalized champagne bottles. The Royal Caribbean fleet of ships include the Briliance of the Seas, Legend of the Seas, Serenade of the Seas, Splendour of the Seas, and Majesty of the Seas. Each is distinct and unique in its gift and amenity selection, so be sure to browse the brochures and ask questions from your planning consultant.
Radisson Seven Seas Cruises (RSSC)
This smaller cruise line offers high quality suites and has been given six stars for service. This extension of Radisson hotels continues its commitment to excellence with destinations ranging from Alaska, Scandinavia, the Caribbean, and even a World Cruise. The splendid balconies and beautiful views combine for a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and onboard weddings are offered. Complimentary champagne, delicious meals at the high-profile restaurant on board, and flowers are offered a la carte depending on the honeymoon, anniversary, or wedding package of choice. Post-cruise hotel packages are also available for reservations to continue on-land vacation plans!